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Each year, 25 students are selected to make a four-year commitment to being active citizens in the city of Richmond. Bonner Scholars are matched with nonprofits, schools, and government agencies that align with their interests in social issues and, for four years, intern 10 hours a week at one organization in exchange for financial assistance. In addition to the professional skills Bonner Scholars develop through their paid internships, they also participate in on-campus reflective exercises and educational programming to understand difference, power, and privilege; deepen their thinking about complex social issues; and prepare for active citizenship.

We currently have a limited number of openings in our program. If you are a current University of Richmond student graduating in 2022, please feel free to complete a walk-on Bonner Scholars application in SpidersEngage. The application deadline is July 12, 2019, and applicants can expect to hear back by the end of July, 2019. 

The application process for incoming first-year Bonner Scholars will begin in January, 2020 — check back here for updates!


Our application for Walk-On Bonner Scholars is now available in SpidersEngage!